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Franklin Lifelong Community Learning offering kids' programs

FRANKLIN -- Lifelong Community Learning, a program of the Franklin Public School's Lifelong Learning Institute, will once again offer ts popular Kids Corner this fall. The offerings will include: Kids' Cooking Class, grades 1-3: In these one-hour drop off classes, students are beginning to develop t

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-19 20:22:00

Franklin library on the move

FRANKLIN - The library had its final day at a temporary location at Kenwood Circle on Saturday, and moving crews started packing up the shelves on Monday. Here's some information to keep in mind during the four weeks the library be moving back to its 118 Main St. location: - During the transition, a

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-19 04:11:00

Concert to feature a tribute to Merle Haggard

Highlights 1 Donna Lee, Barry Searle and the Crooked Ledge Band will perform a tribute to Merle Haggard and Emmylou Harris on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Original Congregational Church in the center of Wrentham. 2 Merle Haggard has been called a legend and the poet of the common man. He had more than

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 04:22:48

More people are working but wage growth is still slow

Jobs are on the rise locally and across the nation, but wage growth remains slow, according to new figures out from the state and federal labor departments. Locally, the unemployment rates dropped in August in all 10 area communities and is now 4 percent or less. Usually, when there is little jobles

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 02:00:00

Feeney, Ventura win primary to replace Timilty

In the race to replace James Timilty in the state senate, Foxborough's Paul Feeney will represent the Democrats and Attleboro's Jacob Ventura will represent the Republicans, according to unofficial results collected from town clerks after Tuesday's primary election. Feeney beat his only challenger,

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 03:51:52

Ventura takes GOP Senate nomination, Feeny sweeps Democratic race

Voters will be offered a clear choice between an unabashed Democratic fan of Bernie Sanders and an outspoken conservative Republican in an Oct. 17 special election to fill the seat vacated by former state Sen. James Timilty. Voters will be choosing between Foxboro's Paul Feeney, a Democrat, and Repu

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 02:45:00

Wrentham Scout shedding some light on veterans area

WRENTHAM - One of the most visible spots in town will be getting a makeover thanks to a local Boy Scout. Kevin Duduch, 17, and a senior at King Philip Regional High School, plans to light the World War I veterans flagpole/monument area on the island at the intersection of routes 140 and IA in the ce

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 02:15:00

Medway: Roads, schools, DPW may benefit from Exelon money

MEDWAY - Town officials discussed funding Tuesday for town roads, local schools and a new Department of Public Services facility as possibilities for the additional $3.8 million brought in as a result of the Exelon power plant expansion. The money, which will affect fiscal year 2019, is an increase

METROWEST DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 02:21:05

Reward For Return Of Wallet With Photo Memory Cards, Medical Cards

MILFORD, MA-Somewhere between Holliston and Bellingham, including a stop at the Louis Lake Park benches in Milford, on Aug. 31 or Sept. 1, this person lost a wallet. The money in that wallet isn't so important (but sure would be nice to get back), but more importantly, it was packed with an importa

PATCH - 2017-09-20 20:25:34

New school student services director settling in

WALPOLE - Since taking over as the school district's new director of student services in July, Milton's John Queally has been working to establish himself and determine how to best meet students' needs. Queally replaced outdoing director Linda McKelligan, who served in the position for four years. H

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 14:49:00

Town that said yes to recreational pot says no to pot shops

MILFORD, Mass. - Voters in Milford have banned pot shops and other marijuana businesses from operating in town despite supporting the legalization of recreational pot in Massachusetts last year. The Tuesday referendum was being watched closely as it was the first to be held in the state since the Le

BOSTON HERALD - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

6 key bills RI lawmakers did - and didn't - approve on Tuesday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Rhode Island lawmakers returned to Smith Hill on Tuesday for a rare September session, passing dozens of bills that were left in limbo in June after Democratic leaders' breakdown over the budget. Some bills dealt with relatively minor matters, such as allowing the city of W

WPRI - 2017-09-20 03:28:35

Wrong-way driver on I-95 in Foxboro causes scare, warning

FOXBORO -- State police responded to reports of a wrong-way driver on Interstate 95 in the Foxboro area late Tuesday morning, but the driver was not found. "We were not able to locate the vehicle," Lt. Tom Ryan, a state police spokesman said. Fortunately, there were no reported crashes, he said. Rya

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 01:45:00

Nosy neighbor helps Foxboro police solve crime

FOXBORO - Nosy neighbors are the best. Thanks to a suspicious neighbor, police say they have a suspect in a housebreak Friday on Central Street. The neighbor saw a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of the victim's home and took a photograph of it, according to police. Police say they used the photo

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 01:00:00

Milford votes to snuff out pot shops, businesses

MILFORD - Heading to the polls in force Tuesday, voters backed a ban on recreational marijuana shops and growing and testing facilities in town. The referendum, with 56.3 percent of voters supporting the prohibition, came less than a year after a majority of Milford voters supported legalizing the

TELEGRAM.COM - 2017-09-20 16:53:38

RIEMA, Coast Guard prepared for Jose, Maria

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) - One of the main concerns the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is people getting too close to the water as the waves crash against the rocks. "It shows you that the ocean is really dangerous," Pat Bouiette of Cumberland said. "You wouldn't want to be out there!"

WPRI - 2017-09-20 00:02:39

MetroWest, Milford weather: Tropical Storm Jose effects today

Tropical Storm Jose, with sustained winds of 65 mph is staying just far enough away to limit its effects on the region to breezy, wet weather reminiscent of a warm nor'easter. The region will see occasional showers and steady winds of 15-20 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Rainfall totals will likely be le

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 15:39:21

North Attleboro man guilty of natural gas theft and meter tampering in Attleboro, elsewhere

NORTH ATTLEBORO -- A local man, the former owner of a half-dozen laundromats, was found guilty Wednesday of stealing about $200,000 from gas companies by tampering with the meters at his establishments. Steven R. Bankert, 60, of 42 Pratt Lane, was convicted by a Worcester Superior Court jury of six

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 20:48:00

Discover Medfield Day a success once again

Hundreds of residents poured into the streets downtown on Saturday for the 38th annual Discover Medfield Day, which saw around 150 booths for businesses and exhibitors. Sponsored by the Medfield Employers & Merchants Organization (MEMO), the event has become the premier downtown event. "It seemed to

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 18:06:20

Town of Milford Votes to Ban Sale of Recreational Marijuana

The town of Milford, Massachusetts, voted to ban the sale of recreational marijuana on Tuesday. More than fifty-six percent of voters said yes to ban marijuana shops as well as grow and testing facilities. "I just don't want it in Milford," said resident Scott Harrison. "I have two teenage kids both

NECN - 2017-09-20 11:09:38